Rowan University
Ellen Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy & Religion
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Office: 117 Linden Hall

Office Phone:  856-256-4835

Dr. Ellen Miller
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Introduction to Philosophy   (Mon. & Weds.)
Introduction to Philosophy   (Tuesday)
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy and Gender


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Contemporary  Moral Problems
Philosophy and Society
Logic of Everyday Reasoning
Feminist Theory
Western        Humanities

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Assignments for Philosophy & Society

  • Please try to read assignments more than once where possible. Make notes in margins or separate sheet of paper and bring these to class. Develop your own fun notational system. I use exclamation points (!) and question marks (?)all the time when I'm reading, for example.

  • Key questions to always keep in mind: Is this theory plausible? Does this theory/idea cohere with my own moral principles? Would these ideas work in our country? other countries? What are the moral principles that underlie this political/social theory? What does the author think are our moral obligations towards each other?

  • Always we are trying to see if the ideas/arguments are strong (how do we determine that??) and whether we agree with the ideas under discussion. Remember we can agree with some parts of a person's argument and disagree with others.

Date Due Assignment Take Note
9/9 First Half of Book One, Republic.

Bring in physical representation of a principle/value you hold as fundamentally valuable

9/11 Finish Book One of Republic. Reading Summary/Reflection Due. Will be collected!
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